Prenatal Yoga - San Pablo
Prenatal Practice with PJ
Description of the class:
Prenatal Practice with PJ is a 60-minute prenatal yoga class. This class offers evidenced based laboring techniques such as: postures, breath, and meditation to strengthen and prepare your pelvic floor, mind, and body for birth. These techniques can be practiced through all trimesters and used for comfort measures during labor. Please arrive 10 minutes early.
What to bring to class:
Please bring a yoga mat, yoga ball, and water.
Yoga ball size does matter!
(Walmart has great ones for about 10$)
When sitting on the ball, hips and knees should be leveled.
Please have ball fully inflated when you arrive to class.
Height: 5’0-5’9=Ball size: 65 cm
Height: 5’10-6’3=Ball size: 75 cm
Instructor: Peyton Reinheimer
Peyton is a certified yoga instructor, birth doula, 4th-trimester fitness method instructor, and children’s psychology student.
Prenatal Membership (Includes Regular Membership Also)
We'd love to have you join us!
6 Class Package
This package is great for students popping in here and there!
12 Class Package
Only a little over $17 per class makes rolling out the mat more often easy!
- Prenatal yoga can offer a multitude of benefits to both the mother and the baby. It can help improve physical strength, flexibility, and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth. It can also reduce stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation through deep breathing exercises. Moreover, prenatal yoga can enhance sleep, reduce pregnancy discomforts like lower back pain, nausea, and shortness of breath, and foster a deeper connection between the mother and the baby.
- You can start prenatal yoga as soon as you discover you’re pregnant, although many women prefer to wait until the end of the first trimester when the risk of miscarriage decreases. It’s generally safe to continue practicing yoga until the end of your pregnancy, but it’s always best to consult with your healthcare provider first. Modifications might be necessary as your body changes and grows, ensuring safety and comfort throughout the pregnancy.
- Certain poses should be modified or avoided during pregnancy to ensure safety. It’s recommended to avoid poses that put pressure on the abdomen or involve deep twists. You should also avoid inversions and any poses that might lead to loss of balance. As your pregnancy progresses, lying flat on your back might become uncomfortable or even unsafe due to the weight of the growing uterus, so modifications or alternatives should be used. Always listen to your body and consult with a knowledgeable prenatal yoga instructor.
- Most prenatal yoga classes use the same equipment as regular yoga classes. This typically includes a yoga mat, comfortable clothing, and perhaps a yoga block or bolster for certain poses. As your pregnancy progresses, you might find it helpful to use more props to support your body in different poses. Some women find a thicker mat or extra padding useful for knee comfort. Always ensure your space is safe and your equipment is stable.
- Yes, you can certainly begin prenatal yoga even if you’ve never practiced yoga before. Prenatal yoga classes are designed to accommodate all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned yogis. Instructors are trained to offer modifications for different poses to suit every stage of pregnancy. Remember, the goal of prenatal yoga is not to master difficult poses but to enhance your well-being and prepare your body for childbirth. Always listen to your body and never push beyond your comfort level.